Enrollment & Schedule

Current openings:

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 term beginning in September!

Please contact us at info@newfarmmontessori.com to request an application. We will contact you to schedule a family visit and tour upon receipt of a completed application.

Enrollment options: September 2019-July 2020 

Morning Montessori: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ($725 per month)*

Extended Day: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ($925 per month)*

After-care 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Please contact us about the availability of after-care hours.)

*Monthly tuition includes a healthy homemade vegetarian lunch, snacks, materials and supplies.

Schedule

Our school year runs September through July. Most children join the children’s house between ages 2.5-3.5 years, though there is flexibility based on the developmental readiness of each child. The Montessori primary program is a three year program, which includes the kindergarten year; children benefit the most from participating for the full three years. 

Our morning work cycle is loosely structured to provide maximum flexibility, freedom and choice, allowing us to meet each child’s needs and interests. During the morning, children participate in individualized lessons in practical life activities, sensorial materials, language, math, science, geography and cultural studies. We also enjoy group games, stories, music, dancing, yoga, gardening, walks in the neighborhood and outings to our local parks.

We share a communal mid-day homemade meal, after which some children go home while the children who stay for “Extended Day” prepare for a quiet rest time or choose their afternoon work. The afternoon work cycle ends at 3:00 as children depart for the day. Beginning in September 2019, we will offer a limited number of “after-care” spaces from 3-4:30 daily.

School calendar 2018-2019

School Events

New Student Orientation              August 29 & 30 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Family Potluck Picnic                    August 30, 5:00 (Thursday)

Beginning of term                          September 4, 2018 (Tuesday)

End of term                                     July 31, 2019 (Wednesday)

School Closures:

Daytime Parent conferences       November 1-2 (Thursday-Friday)

Thanksgiving                                  November 21-22 (Wednesday-Thursday)

Winter Break                                  December 17-31

New Year’s Day                             January 1 (Tuesday) 

MLK, Jr. Day                                 January 21 (Monday)

President’s Day                              February 18 (Monday)

Daytime Parent Conferences      February 28 & March 1 (Thursday-Friday)

Spring Break                                  March 25-28 (Monday-Thursday)

Memorial Day                                May 27 (Monday)

Independence Day                        July 3-4 (Wednesday-Thursday)

New Farm Montessori is closed for the month of August (no tuition due). The 2019-2020 term begins on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

Monthly tuition reflects these planned closures. No refunds are made for missed days, illness, vacation, inclement weather or other reasons. 

Notices

Oregon Department of Education requires that all schools and child care facilities publish immunization rates for the most recent term. You can view ours here: Immunization rates 2017-2018.pdf